Bitten by Spain

Bitten by Spain : the Murcian Countryside - a Baptism by Fire

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In search of la buena vida and sunnier climes, Deborah Fletcher and her husband John came to be the proud owners of a large and extremely beautiful piece of land in a river valley in the region of Murcia, southern Spain. There, with an ever-increasing menagerie of dogs, cats and birds, not to mention an awful lot of spiders, they lived between a static caravan and a huge old barn as they battled perpetually - with the elements, the wildlife, the authorities and cultural differences - to build their dream home from a pile of stones. Bitten by Spain began as a series of newsy emails to friends and family in the UK and developed into this intimate, warts-and-all - and often hilarious - take on Spanish rural life and what it's like learning to live in a finca el campo in southern Spain. ..". a brilliantly written and funny account of Deborah's move to Spain" Justin Aldridge, Eyeonspain.com "The author faces each challenge with great gusto and a tremendous sense of humour" Reina van Nieuwkerk, Expatcalidocious.com " ...a vivid description of what it is like to live away from the costas, in a Spanish community. I would highly recommend reading this book if you are contemplating moving to Spain." Sue Walker, author of Retiring the Olé Way: The Young Retiree's Guide to Enjoying Life in Spain "A truly delightful read! An honest, down-to-earth and thoroughly entertaining account of a British couple's first years as expats in southern Spain ... It all adds up to a colourful and often hilarious tale" Linda Palfreeman, author of Crisis in Catral: Spain's Worst Property Scandal Hotspot
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 12mm | 244g
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Black and white illustrations and photos
  • 190488170X
  • 9781904881704

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'Brilliantly written and funny...' Justin Aldridge, Eyeonspain.com. 'An honest, down-to-earth and thoroughly entertaining account of a British couple's first years as expats in southern Spain.' Linda Palfreeman, author of Crisis in Catral. 'The author faces each challenge with great gusto and a tremendous sense of humour.' Reina van Nieuwkerk for Expatcalidocious.com. '...had me chuckling from the first page 'til the last as author Deborah Fletcher describes the ups and downs of building a house in the Murcian countryside.' Vanessa Rocchetta, Expatica.com.
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54 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
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3 20% (11)
2 2% (1)
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